Two landmines recovered in Koraput

Koraput: District Voluntary Forces (DVF) on Thursday averted a major tragedy as two landmines were plugged out from Kunduli-Deomali road under Patangi police limits here.

DVF personnel detected the landmines during a joint patrolling conducted by the state police, BSF, SOG and DVF personnel this morning.

Both the landmines weighing 20 kg and 30 kg were spotted in a steel container.

During the operation, the DVF personnel have also recovered 180 gelatin sticks, four detonators, 30 meters wire, steel tiffin box and other explosive materials from the spot.

Meanwhile, security forces have intensified search operations in the area to find out whether more landmines were being planted by ultras targeting the security personnel.